Britain accidentally invaded Spain in 2002. About 20 Royal Marines disembarked in Spain instead of Gibraltar for 5 minutes until the error was recognised and they all withdrew.

Within 6 months of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Brazil’s Maracana Stadium was abandoned, had its power cut off, was invaded by worms and was missing nearly 10% of the stadium’s 78,000 seats.

Afghanistan has been invaded by Greek, Arab, Mongol, Mughal, Persian, British, Sikh and Soviet forces. No invader has been able to control all of its regions at the same time.